Rajnath Singh flags off 51st K-9 Vajra at L&T gun making facility.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off the 51st K-9 Vajra-T gun at the Larsen and Toubro Armored Systems Complex at Hazira, Surat.
  • The L&T officials showed the minister the different manoeuvres of the K-9 Vajra-T, a tracked self-propelled howitzer.
  • The gun weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47kg bombs at 43-kilometre distant targets.
  • L&T had in 2017 won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.


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